Thursday, 12 February 2015

Grown Ups

Grown Ups were a four-piece punk/emo band from Indiana that existed from 2008-2011. They only put out one full-length and two EP's, but have become one of the most renowned and influential bands in emo revival, and their distinct sound has been emmulated countless times. Grown Ups came about around the same time as Snowing, Algernon Cadwallader, and Merchant Ships, and the similarities are clear. High-energy, catchy songs, mixed in with some noodley guitar work, and passionately personal songs are the essentials here. However, Grown Ups featured a munch chunkier and punchy sound, which had more in common with early pop punk bands such as Lifetime. They also sound like they've been listening to a lot of Knapsack, early At The Drive-In, and Brand New, making them a unique band, to say the least. These guys are an incredibly and noteworthy band, and everyone has to give More Songs a listen, especially for songs like "Three Day Weekend". Also, Doyle Martin now plays in Cloakroom. Enjoy.

1. Orange Cat
2. Surprise Party
3. Open Sesame
4. Three Day Weekend

1. Weed Science
2. Johnny Edwards
3. Three Day Weekend
4. Six More Weeks Of Winter
5. Surprise Party
6. Pears
7. Open Sesame
8. Orange Cat
9. Spider Mansion
10. Are You Shitten Me?

1. Wigwam
2. Wildlife
3. Couch King
4. Well Water

1 comment:

  1. the original version of are you shitten me was called are you kitten me, and had the vocalist from motion city soundtrack in it. i had it like five years and three computers ago, but it's probably on the internet somewhere. :p